Sexy Mother Foodies prefer to dine on reclaimed wood.
Mere foodies may limit discussion to what they are eating. Sexy Mother Foodies go on to explain what they are eating on, ultimately acknowledging the former lives of their dining tables. Old barns, silos, and pews are among the most desirable sources–and they makes for really good cocktail party talk. Making stuff out of old wood is so prevalent that we’ve slowly been adding new words to describe the exact same thing: reclaimed, repurposed, retooled, found, and (personal favorite) rescued.
From West Elm to Brooklyn hipsters who dropped out to “work wood,” building tables from construction detritus is totally hot, happening, and increasingly expensive (especially for lumber with a good backstory). Siding from a North Carolina barn may be quaint, but rescuing the ceiling beams from a church in Nantucket is enough to draw Sexy Mother Foodies from afar to your table. The final product is sure to showcase natural contrasts through wood knots, age rings, and distressed areas where splinters should have been sanded down.